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Life Sciences News
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Funding from National Institutes of Health will support human genetics research, develop pipeline of scientists working to make Nevada a leader in personalized medicine.
Life Sciences In The News
The public outcry over the selective thinning of beautiful — but non-native — pine trees from Oak Opening Preserve Metropark is being tempered by science that now shows the controversial Metroparks Toledo decision from years past is paying off.
Two longtime friends and co-workers are sharing their love for the Mojave Desert with others through their new book, “A Natural History of the Mojave Desert.”
No fantasy world is complete without a fire-breathing dragon. SpaceX founder Elon Musk even wants to make a cyborg version a reality, or so he tweeted April 25. But if someone was going to make a dragon happen, how would it get its flame? Nature, it seems, has all the parts a dragon needs to set the world on fire, no flamethrower required. The creature just needs a few chemicals, some microbes — and maybe tips from a tiny desert fish.
Research into the regeneration of eye tissue in embryonic frogs could support work to restore human tissue.
A UNLV scientist and her team have found that frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injuries, a breakthrough that may lead one day to the ability to orchestrate tissue regeneration in humans.
Life Sciences Experts
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
An expert in ecology, fire management, and U.S. National Parks.
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.
Executive Director, Nevada Institute for Personalized Medicine
An expert in bioinformatics, virology, AIDS/HIV, Alzheimer's disease, and genetics.